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Registration for the Ontario East Municipal Conference 2018 is now open! The conference is being held at the NAV Centre in Cornwall on Wednesday, September 12th to Friday, September 14th. Be sure to register by July 15th to take advantage of the Early Bird Rates. 

Please see below under Ontario East Events for more information regarding this and other events happening this fall in Eastern Ontario. 

And, remember to check out this week's Ontario East's Success Story from Kawartha Lakes. 


Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Ontario East Municipal Conference 2018 - Registration Now Open!

September 12th to 14th, 
at the  NAV Centre, Cornwall

Established in 1989, the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) has developed into the largest annual regional municipal conference east of Toronto. Through a dynamic program and with many networking opportunities, the  Ontario East Economic Development Commission and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing have partnered together to share municipal knowledge and best practices and enhance economic opportunities and successes. 

Click here for information regarding this year's program. 

And don't forget to reserve your over-night accommodations at the NAV Centre. You will definitely want to stay on-site at this beautiful and recently renovated venue. 

RSVP Deadline Extended:


The Canadian FDI Forum - 
Registration Open

October 22nd to 24th
at the Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata

The program for this conference provides economic development professionals an opportunity to better understand the needs of United States and international investors and gain perspectives on current investment criteria and how it affects the site selection process. Attendees will hear from site consultants, corporate executives and industry experts whose key takeaways are designed to add value to your program's business attraction and retention strategy.

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The Township of Minden Hills Employment Opportunity

New Position: 
Economic Development, Destination and Marketing Officer

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Economic Development, Destination and Marketing Officer shall be responsible for the planning and implementation of economic and destination development, as well as marketing activities aimed at attracting new visitors, residents, business and investment to Minden Hills. The ideal candidate is expected to bring energy and creativity along with community relations and communications expertise to the role as they grow and enhance the Township's profile. Other varied and exciting responsibilities/initiatives shall include business retention, youth retention, entrepreneurial ventures, promoting existing, new and expanding business, investment, BIA support services, program and event planning, tourism, website and social media administration, advertising, volunteer opportunities, initiatives that support existing and new Township plans, and departmental administration.
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Clayworks Pottery

Turning inspiration into art takes great talent, patience and dedication. Taking it one big step further and turning this creative impetus into a successful handmade business takes a further set of skills, as well as even more patience, dedication and courage.
Jodie Hames, owner of Clayworks Pottery in Bethany, ON, possessed the former cache of characteristics in abundance for most of her life. She later learned to develop the acumen necessary to create a handmade business - not just once, but twice.
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